Sunday, August 3, 2008

Homemade Hot Roll Mix & Gift Idea!

Hot Roll mix costs about $1.50 per box. My husband LOVES homemade cinnamon rolls, so we can go through a couple boxes of this mix a week. To save money, mix up your very own hot roll mix at home!

I use a lidded stock pot to mix up all of the ingredients. The lid helps because I like to give the mix an extra shake.

Hot Roll Mix Recipe
  • 5 lbs.flour
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup instant nonfat dry milk
Mix up all of the ingredients and store in an airtight container. This mix can be kept for up to 6 months!

I use about 3.5 cups of mix for every batch of homemade dinner rolls or cinnamon rolls. A great gift to put with your homemade vanilla (see earlier post), is a jar of cinnamon roll mix. Take about 3.5 cups of your homemade hot roll mix, add 2-3 TBSPs of sugar and mix it up! Attach the following recipe on a card.

Cinnamon Rolls
Combine Jar mix with 3 teaspoons of active dry yeast. Mix dry ingredients well. 2 Tablespoons of softened butter, 1 egg, and 1 cup of hot water. Add hot water slowly, sometimes less water is needed. Mix well. Knead dough for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with flour to keep dough from being sticky. Form dough into a soft ball and let sit for 5 minutes to rest.

Roll dough out onto a floured surface. Roll dough into a rectangular shape about 1/4"-1/2" thick. Spread 1/4 cup softened butter onto the surface of the dough. In a separate bowl, mix up 1/3 cup of sugar with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Sprinkle mix over dough surface. Roll dough and cut into 9-12 slices. Place in a greased pan and allow to sit in a warm place for 30 minutes. (I keep my cinnamon rolls covered on my stove top. While the oven preheats it keeps the pan warmer, allowing the rolls to rise). Bake in preheated over at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Icing Recipe
Soften an 8 oz package of cream cheese. Add 2 teaspoons of homemade vanilla, mix together well. Add powdered sugar until desired thickness is achieved. Pour homemade icing over hot cinnamon rolls. Enjoy!


mommomto2pumpkins said...

sounds yummy! i might have to try this roll recipe for rolls and cinnamon/sticky buns! thanks!

Just Ducky (Lara) said...

Ok maybe I'm missing something, but what do you add to the mix for dinner rolls. Though personally I prefer the cinnamon rolls...yummy.

Mary said...

For dinner rolls I just use the water, egg, and butter. I just make sure to add enough of the mix until it makes a good enough dough that I can knead with flour until it's not sticky :)

threelittlebeans said...

I have to try the cinnamon rolls. I love anything bread right now - so does Tommy!

O Lewton said...

Do you add yeast to the dinner roll recipe?

O Lewton said...

I'm so full of questions...I just want to make sure I have this you knead, rise, and then just form into balls for the dinner rolls? Do you bake them in a muffin pan or just a regular baking dish?